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Four Noteables
Promotional photograph from the torso up of the Four Noteables. Warren Durrett and two unidentified men in black jackets and patterned ties, and Laura Webb wearing a light-colored coat. Text below reads: "The Four Noteables, featured with Warren Durrett and his orchestra.", No date; likely late 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jimmy Tucker and His Orchestra
Jimmy Tucker Orchestra performing on stage in front of a large curtain. Band members behind stands in two rows. Back row: flugelhorn, drums, double bass. Front row: baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, guitar (Jimmy Tucker; his stand has his name and a caricature of his face), piano., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Singers with the Warren Durrett Orchestra
Warren Durrett performing at the piano with his orchestra, with a man in a suit and a woman in a polka dot dress singing at a microphone at the front of a stage. Band members are performing in suits and striped bowties behind them: trumpet, saxophones, double bass, and drums. A curtain hangs behind the band., No date; approximately 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in the bed of a truck as part of a float
Warren Durrett Orchestra seated in chairs in the bed of a truck as part of a float. A banner on the side of the truck reads: "Dance Every Nite / Warren Durrett Orchestra / Riverside," and a sign above the cab of the truck reads "Dark Horse Cowboy Canteen." Another vehicle is behind them, and a van is in the background on the other side of the street, with loudspeakers on top and a person behind it., No date; approximately 1945-1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at The Landing
Warren Durrett conducting his orchestra on a makeshift stage. The band members are wearing dark red jackets and black pants and bowties, and are standing in three rows behind music stands. Back row: four trumpets. Middle row: four trombones (fourth obscured by another band member). Front row: double bass, saxophone, clarinet, three saxophones. Lights point down onto the band and three microphones in front of the band, with a stage lamp pointing upwards at one of them. A sign on the wall behind the band reads: "WDAF 6[obscured] RADIO.", August 20, 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at an inter-frat dance
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in front of a backdrop with painted musical instruments on it. Durrett is standing to the left, playing a saxophone, with a woman seated to the right, partially obscured by a man standing in front of the band. The band is playing behind stands that say "W.D." and there is a bassist, drummer, guitarist, saxophonists, trombonists, and trumpet players., November 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the 1945 Turkey Hop
Warren Durrett standing in a suit in front of his orchestra. To the left is a woman in a dress standing at a microphone. The band members are behind stands that read "W.D." There is a bassist, guitarist, and a drummer in the back, and saxophonists seated in front of them., October 19, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the 1947 Kangaroo Hop
Warren Durrett performing on saxophone with his orchestra, standing next to the piano. A back row of band members is standing, including bass, trumpets, and trombones. Seated in front of them are saxophonists. A woman in a dress is seated in front of the band, and there are couples dancing on the floor., April 25, 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the American Royal Coronation Ball
Warren Durrett, in a silver suit jacket, seated at the piano with his orchestra, in a large auditorium, with rows of empty seats in the background. The band is on a stage with risers and a painted backdrop resembling a brick wall with three small bell towers. A woman singer is seated in front of the piano in a dress and long white gloves, looking in Durrett's direction. The band members are wearing dark red suits and black bowties, and are in rows behind music stands. Back row: three trumpets, double bass, drums, saxophone, clarinet, three saxophones. Front row: three trombones, percussion (conga), six uncertain (likely violins). A second piano is in front of the band, and ornate wired furniture is in front of the piano. There are plants and flowers in the bottom left corner of the image, in front of the stage., October 10, 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the Carriage Club
Warren Durrett standing in front of a piano to the left of his orchestra in a suit and bowtie in a conducting stance, with a woman singer in a black dress seated in front him. The band members are in red suit jackets and black pants and bowties, organized in three rows behind stands, with the last row standing. Back row: five trumpets with mutes. Middle row: drums, four trombones. Front row: Three saxophones, clarinet, saxophone. Other instruments (bass clarinet, saxophone, flute, clarinet) on floor by front row performers. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling., December 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the Carriage Club
Warren Durrett standing in front of a piano to the left of his orchestra in a suit and bowtie, with a woman singer in a black dress in front of the band at a microphone. The band members are in red suit jackets and black pants and bowties, organized in three rows behind stands, with the last row standing. Back row: five trumpets with mutes. Middle row: drums, four trombones. Front row: Three saxophones (second obscured by singer), clarinet, saxophone. Other instruments (bass clarinet, saxophone, flute, clarinet) on floor by front row performers. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling., December 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in Estes Park
Warren Durrett Orchestra standing and performing at their music stands reading "WD". There is a piano at the left, a bassist, and a row with Warren Durrett and four other men playing saxophone, obscuring the row of musicians behind them. They are on a wooden platform stage, with an American flag on the wall behind them., 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing with singer
Warren Durrett standing to the left of his orchestra, looking at a woman singer who is standing at a microphone in front of the band. Band members are in suits and bowties, in three rows behind stands, last row standing. Back row: double bass, four trumpets. Middle row: drums, four trombones. Front row: four saxophones, bass clarinet. Behind the band are plants, chandeliers, and windows., No date; approximately 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett, standing in a tuxedo in front of a piano with a sign that reads "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Singer Julie Turner seated next to him in a dress and heels. To the right, the band is seated in rows with their instruments in white jackets and black pants, with black and white bow ties. In the back row: double bass, drums, three trombones. In front of the trombonists: three trumpets. In the front: alto saxophone, clarinet, two alto saxophones, and tenor saxophone seated off to the side. They are all on stage in front of a large curtain, and a microphone is in front of the band., November 3, 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett, standing in a tuxedo in front of a piano with a sign that reads "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Singer Julie Turner seated next to him in a dress and heels. To the right, the band is seated in rows with their instruments in white jackets and black pants, with black and white bow ties. In the back row: double bass, drums, three trombones. In front of the trombonists: three trumpets. In the front: alto saxophone, clarinet, two alto saxophones, and tenor saxophone seated off to the side. They are all on stage in front of a large curtain, and a microphone is in front of the band., November 3, 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett standing on a stage at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in a black jacket and gray pants, next to a Steinway & Sons piano with a chair in front of it. Seated to the right is singer Laura Webb in a shirt and long floral skirt. A man (probably a band member) is partially obscured behind Durrett, and his orchestra is seated in rows with instruments behind stands to the right. In the back row: three trumpets. In the middle row: drums, two trombones. Front row: tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, two baritone saxophones. A clarinet and additional saxophone are next to the baritone saxophonist on the right. Behind the band is a large curtain and a banner hanging that reads: "Warren Durrett Orchestra.", May 16, 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett standing to the right of his orchestra in a room in a country club, next to a microphone, wearing a black tuxedo and bow tie, in front of a piano with partially obscured sign reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Seated in front of the band is a woman in a long dress and heels. The band members are playing instruments in black tuxedos and bow ties. Five trumpets stand in back to the left, four trombones stand in back to the right. Drums seated in front of them. Seated in front of them behind stands: three saxophones, clarinet, and another saxophone. Additional instruments (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone) to the left of the musicians., December 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett, standing to the left of his orchestra, in front of a piano with a sign on it reading: "Warren Durrett and Orchestra." A woman singer is seated to the right of the piano in a white dress, behind a microphone. The band members are seated (except the double bass) in rows behind podiums. In the back row: double bass, drums, two unknown (likely trumpet and/or trombone). In the front row: four saxophones. The wall behind the band is decorated with drawings of musical notes and instruments., No date; approximately 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: clarinet, three flutes, bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, clarinet) next to front row performers. Printed text below the photo reads: "The Warren Durrett Orchestra of Kansas City, One of the Nation's Fine Dance Bands for 1979 - 1980, For Private Parties." Taken at the Crown Center Hotel., December 1, 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: clarinet, three flutes, bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, clarinet) next to front row performers., December 1, 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: clarinet, three flutes, bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, clarinet) next to front row performers., December 1, 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo, blue shirt, and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a black dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers. Printed text below image reads: "The Warren Durrett Orchestra of Kansas City, One of the Nation's Fine Dance Bands for 1981 - 1982, For Private Parties." Taken at the Crown Center Hotel., December 6, 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: three violins, five trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, drums, four trombones. Front row: electric bass, four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers. Printed text below the photo reads, "The Warren Durrett Orchestra of Kansas City, One of the Nation's Fine Dance Bands for 1983 - 1984, for Private Parties." Taken at the Crown Center Hotel., December 4, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: clarinet, three flutes, bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, clarinet) next to front row performers., December 1, 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing jackets and bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: three violins, five trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, drums, four trombones. Front row: electric bass, four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers., December 4, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo, blue shirt, and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a black dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers., December 6, 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: three violins, five trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, drums, four trombones. Front row: electric bass, four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers., December 4, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Swinney Gymnasium
Warren Durrett standing to the far right in a light suit and tie, in front of his orchestra. To the left, seated in front of the orchestra, are a man and a woman. The band members are in two rows, behind stands, seated (except the double bass). In the back row: double bass, drums, saxophone. In the front row: four saxophones. A curtain with stars hangs in the background, along with a banner reading: "Warren Durrett Orchestra.", October 24, 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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